The Gamecocks lead the overall series 27-1 and hold a 15-0 lead in Columbia. Carolina defeated the Cougars last season 67-55 in Columbia. Charleston's only victory in the series was on Jan. 17, 1930 in Charleston. (40-32)
College of Charleston is coached by former Gamecock basketball player Bobby Cremins. Cremins is 1-3 all-time against Carolina. At halftime, Cremins was one of the five former players that were honored for the 100 Year Celebration of Gamecock Basketball (Frank Standard, Gary Gregor, Skip Harlicka, and Jack Thompson).
Dominique Archie scored in double figures for the 18th time in his career and the 4th time this season while Mike Holmes scored in double figures for the 4th time this season.
Devan Downey has 5+ assists in 6 games this season including the last 3 games. Downey has scored in double figures every single game this season.
Brandis Raley-Ross scored 16 points on his 4 of 6 performance from beyond the arc. After the game, he is leading the nation in three point field goal percentage at over 68% (30 of 44). Raley-Ross scored 10+ for the 14th time in his career and the 7th time this season.
Zam Fredrick scored 21 points. Fredrick scored in double figures for the 10th time in 11 games. Fredrick scored 20+ in 3 games this season. Fredrick was 2-5 from the field in the first half with 4 points before going 6-10 (including 5 of 5 from the 3 pt. line) for 17 points in the 2nd half
All 5 Gamecock starters scored in double figures. The last time South Carolina recorded five players to score in double figures was on Nov. 12, 2007 against The Citadel. The last time that South Carolina had all five starters score in double figures was on Dec. 29, 2006 in a 80-73 win over Jacksonville.
South Carolina took a 79-77 lead with 3:23 remaining in the 2nd half. It was Carolina's first lead since leading 29-26 with 5:27 remaining in the 1st half. USC was losing by as many as 15 in the second half (61-46 at 13:26).
The Gamecocks went 1-8 from behind the arc in the first half before going 8-8 in the second half.